عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Tourist actrvrties are not distributed homogeneously in space; rather, certain activities are concentrated in specific points or areas. Numerous factors account for this pattern. Climate is one of the geophysical factors that make up geographical space, contributing to the environmental conditions that facilitate or hinder human settlement in general and tourism activities in particular. Therefore, climate is an important criterion for locating tourism centers, helping to determine how an area is to be used. It has been argued that local climatology and succession of different weather types influence the location of resorts, the calendar of tourist activities, the use and efficiency of the infrastructure, and the return on investments. The impact of climate ad well as climatic changes upon Snow skiing is being pursued as another objective of this study. As such, evaluation of Ski-resort potentials in Iran was conducted as an applied nature of this study. This study suggests that optimum areas regarding snow skiing are basically Elborz ranges between Tehran and Mazandran and to a lesser extent Charmahal province nested in Zagrous mountain.